PTI, PML-N set for another battle in PP-38 Sialkot by-election tomorrow
A close contest is expected between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Chaudhry Tariq Subhani and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Ahsan Saleem Baryar in the by-election to be held in PP-38, Sialkot tomorrow (Wednesday, July 28), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
Total eight candidates are battling for the same seat.
Chaudhry Tariq Subhani had won the seat in 2013 general elections while in the general elections of 2018 PML-N’s Chaudhry Khush Akhtar Subhani won it.
It was after Subhani’s death that the seat had fallen vacant.
There are total 233,000 voters in the constituency of which 128, 000 are males while 105, 00 are females.
Out of total 165 polling stations in the constituency, 30 have been declared as ‘extremely sensitive’ while 68 as ‘sensitive’ and 67 as ‘normal’.
Similarly, out of 487 polling booths in PP-38, 262 are for males while 225 for females.
Over 3, 000 police personnel and over 500 jawans of Pakistan Rangers will provide security on the occasion.
The district administration has imposed section 144 in the constituency and made it clear that nobody will be allowed to carry weapons during the polling while those violating the rules will be dealt with as per the laws of the land.
Reporter: Mian Ashfaq